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Vegan and the Living Is Easy

Ginger and Marion

Join us, Ginger Burr, a long-time self-described health nut & image consultant, and Marion Davis, a former serious meat eater & self-esteem guru, & our guests (authors, philosophers, pioneers & more) as we explore the ins & outs of being a vegan. Whether you are curious, transitioning, or a long-time vegan, we will have something for everyone!

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Nov 25, 2014 Ginger and Marion
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Everyone thought the raw vegan diet was a fad soon to pass, but in 2014, it's alive and well. The raw food movement has been around for decades, but recently, it has morphed into a diet that’s more accessible, affordable and sophisticated – and no longer only for the crunchy, hippie types (not that there’s anything wrong with that :-) The raw food concept, at a basic level, believes that cooking removes the nutrients in food. Gena Hamshaw, CCN, a former book editor turned clinical...
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Oct 28, 2014 Ginger and Marion
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In response to animal welfare and taking a stand against animal cruelty, compassionate people everywhere are adopting a vegan diet. Adair Moran, a New York State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and co-founder of Urban Utopia Wildlife, joins us for an intimate discussion on the plight of animals, veganism and working with wildlife. When many people hear of “going vegan,” they may assume that one is doing it for the health benefits – after all, it’s one of the healthiest ways to eat as...
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Sep 30, 2014 Ginger and Marion
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It's hard to argue with a plant-based diet when it benefits our waistline, wallet, and the well-being of our planet. Bestselling vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, joins us to share her most popular recipes, plant-based kitchen tips and the ultimate time-savers for vegans from her new book, “Plant Power.” As the founder of VegKitchen.com, the leading web resource for vegans and vegetarians alike, she busts the myth that cooking vegan meals is more complicated and less flavorful.  The...
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Apr 1, 2014 Ginger and Marion
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In our fast-paced, stressful lives, our physical and mental well-being often take a backseat to juggling work and family responsibilities. Like yoga, the art of tai chi provides a refuge from our hectic schedules and brings mind and body into harmony, making both stronger.   We will talk with tai chi master and Taoist monk, Arthur Rosenfeld, about the fundamentals of this martial art.  He will explain how this ancient practice is still relevant and useful in our modern lives and how veganism...
Vegan and the Living Is Easy
Feb 25, 2014 Ginger and Marion
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Having personally abolished animal use from her life by becoming vegan, Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and Executive Director (volunteer) of The Abolitionist Vegan Society (TAVS) assumed she had addressed the speciesism that empowered her human privilege in the non-vegan world, but she discovered that that was an incorrect assumption.  She learned there was a piece of speciesism left she could best describe as, “I honor your right not to suffer, but I do not honor your right to justice.”  ...
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Jan 28, 2014 Ginger and Marion
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After finding and saving one chicken in a ditch in 2000, Miriam and Pattrice Jones started the Eastern Shore Chicken Sanctuary on the Delmarva Penninsula in the eastern United States.  Over the next ten years they expanded to rescue ducks, roosters, turkeys and barn cats and upon moving to Vermont in 2009 and starting the VINE Sanctuary the first rescued dairy cows joined them.  They have seen first hand the devastating impact the chicken industry and now the dairy industry have on the...
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Nov 26, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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Many of us are uneasy thinking about the animals who end up on our plates. We may have thought about stopping eating animal products, but there are many excuses that have kept us from doing so. Gary Francione and Anna Charlton, authors of Eat Like You Care (an Amazon.com bestseller), explore the 30+ excuses they have heard as long-time vegans and address each one, showing why these excuses don’t work. They point out that there is nothing "extreme" about a vegan diet; what is extreme...
Vegan and the Living Is Easy
Oct 1, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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Look around most stores and you will see a vast array of handbags and shoes.  If you read the labels, it will also be clear that a large percentage of them are made of leather. Most people accept this unquestioningly because it has always been that way.  Times are changing, however, and as awareness grows around the degree to which animals suffer for our food and fashion (among other things), vegan companies are responding. Meet Jill Fraser, CEO and co-founder of Jill Milan, a company that...
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Aug 27, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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If you think, “I’d love to be vegan but I don’t think I’ll get enough protein.”  Or, “I can’t give up cheese.  I really love it, plus I don’t know how else I would meet my calcium requirements,” then you will love our interview with Ginny Messina, author of Vegan for Her and co-author of Vegan for Life. In Vegan for Her: The Women’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet, dietician Ginny Messina, with JL Fields, shows women of all ages how to meet their...
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Jul 30, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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Together, Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan’s life purpose is to change the world for animals, and they are doing just that!  Their ‘Our Hen House’ podcast was just named a Webby Award Honoree, alongside NPR and Scientific American—and, having produced a podcast every week since 2010, they have a lot to share about activism from a vegan perspective. With Mariann as an expert in animal law and Jasmin with a history as a campaigns manager for Farm Sanctuary and a contributing writer for...
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Apr 30, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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Lani Muelrath, author of Fit Quickies, has helped thousands of people transform their bodies – and their lives – with her three pillars of healthy weight and fitness: a simple exercise plan, a whole-food plant-based diet, and mindset mastery.  In our interview she will share more information about her 5-minute workouts that are quick, safe, body shapening and strengthening.  We will explore how you “carve your figure with your fork,” as Lani says and introduce the third pillar of...
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Mar 26, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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The animal agriculture industry is responsible for the unnecessary slaughter of 65 billion animals worldwide per year, making it the most exploitative and violent industry on the planet. For this, and other reasons we will talk about, Dr. Melanie Joy founded the Carnism Action & Awareness Network (CAAN), a charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness of and transforming carnism--the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals.  Dr. Joy is a...
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Feb 26, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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People opt for a vegan lifestyle for a variety of reasons: health, environmental and / or ethical.  Our guest, Author and Writer, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, helps you make informative choices. Her passion and dedication to compassionate eating is inspiring! We will also be talking about her 30-Day Vegan Challenge which gently and expertly guides someone on the Standard American diet to adopt Vegan choices for a period of 30 days. Whether you are a Vegan already or would like to incorporate...
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Jan 22, 2013 Ginger and Marion
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Processed foods (from veggie burgers and packaged cookies to salad dressings and soda) have become mainstream staples in many people’s diets.  They are quick, convenient and often tasty but what are they doing to our health?  That’s where our guest, Chef AJ, the author of “Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight,” can enlighten us all.  Her story is riveting.  She knows first hand the addictive qualities and health ramifications of eating a highly processed...
Vegan and the Living Is Easy
Aug 28, 2012 Ginger and Marion
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When you think about being vegan what comes to mind?  If you’re like most people your first impulse is to think about what you eat.  That’s great.  It’s a perfect place to start, but you don’t want to get stuck there.  Food is not the be all and end all of what it means to be vegan (despite what you might hear from the media and celebrity vegetarians). This is a vast topic and since the premise of our show is to help you understand how easy it is to be vegan, we’ve invited...
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Jun 26, 2012 Ginger and Marion
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Do you ever think, "I could never be vegan.  I don't know what they eat and it all seems so foreign and boring?"  Or, are you already a vegan who subsists on processed veggie burgers and other pre-made stuff from the freezer aisle?  If so, this show is for you (as well as all you folks out there who already love greens and cooking). Nava Atlas, cookbook author extraordinaire whom we have dubbed the Queen of Greens because of her latest book just released in June 2012 called...
Vegan and the Living Is Easy
May 29, 2012 Ginger and Marion
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Take a deep breath...veganism is entering the mainstream, and there is no one better to tell us about it than best-selling author, Victoria Moran.  Victoria's new book, "Main Street Vegan: Everything you need to know to eat healthfully and live compassionately in the real world" takes us step by step through the journey of becoming vegan, staying vegan and (gasp!) having fun being vegan.  Although we will certainly talk about how Victoria suggests addressing the top questions...
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May 1, 2012 Ginger and Marion
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In our society, we’ve been taught (even if just by example) that aging is synonymous with sickness and decline. That may be true for some people but the truth is it doesn’t have to be that way, and our guest this month, Mimi Kirk, is proof positive of this. As Mimi says on her website www.youngonrawfood.com, “Feeling like you’re in your 20′s at age 73, is quite an amazing thing… I accredit this youthful look and spirit not only to my attitude, but really to my way of eating which...
Vegan and the Living Is Easy
Mar 6, 2012 Ginger and Marion
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What comes as a surprise to many people is that veganism is about more than what we eat (although that's certainly an important part on many levels).  It's a very rich experience, and, as a result, there are often a lot of unanswered questions about what veganism is (in our hearts, minds and everyday life) and a lot of questions as to why someone would want to go down that path!  So, that's what we are going to talk about with Barbara DeGrande.  We'll address why veganism vs. vegetarianism,...
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Dec 27, 2011 Ginger and Marion
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Now that the holidays are nearly over, are you looking for a way to detox your body and restore your health and well-being?  Then you've come to the right place!  Most people have no idea what a raw vegan diet is, let alone what it can do for you, and that is exactly why we invited Natasha Kyssa, best-selling Canadian author of "The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox  Manual" and founder of SimplyRaw to join us on the show this month.  She will answer important questions about how and...
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Nov 29, 2011 Ginger and Marion
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Whether you are mildly active or regularly running marathons and have ever wondered if a plant-based diet can give you the healthy results you want, then this special interview with professional triathlete, Brendan Brazier, will give you the answers and inspiration you need.  Brendan is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition (and creator of VEGA, an award-winning whole food product line) and was named one of the '25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians' by...
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Sep 27, 2011 Ginger and Marion
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So many people start a vegan diet with great intentions and then get confused, overwhelmed or undernourished.  When you buck tradition and the Standard American Diet, you can sometimes feel alone and a bit lost. The good news is that none of that needs to be true.  It can be easy, fun, delicious and healthy.  All it takes is a little support and guidance which is why we are absolutely delighted to have Ginny Messina, a dietician specializing in vegan nutrition and the author of the new book...
Vegan and the Living Is Easy
Aug 30, 2011 Ginger and Marion
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There are so many myths out there about being a vegan athlete!  The most widespread is...don't you need lots of meat protein to be strong, have big muscles and lots of endurance?  We've all heard it but is it true? We are very excited to have Robert Cheeke (www.veganbodybuilding.com), Amazon.com best-selling author of the book "Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness: The Complete Gude to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet" to answer those (and many more) questions. Robert is not a...
Vegan and the Living Is Easy
Jul 19, 2011 Ginger and Marion
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Skin care...hmmm...it can be hard enough to figure out what works for your skin type, lifestyle & budget, never mind trying to decipher the list of ingredients!  If you've ever wandered around the drugstore, beauty salon or Sephora, you know what I mean. That's why we have invited Sally Malanga, Presdient of Ecco Bella, to join us as our guest on "Vegan and the Living Is Easy!" I (Ginger) have had a passion for skin care all of my life (having had challenging skin as a teenager)...
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Apr 26, 2011 Ginger and Marion
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Victoria Moran (www.victoriamoran.com) has so much to offer that I'm not sure how we'll fit it all in in under an hour! She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America and The Today Show (to name just a few), has been a vegan over 20 years (even when it wasn't fashionable to be one!) and is a prolific author. Victoria has written 10 books including "The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health & Joy," "Younger by the Day," and my personal favorite…"Creating a...
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Mar 29, 2011 Ginger and Marion
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Vegan shoes have gotten a bad rap! When people think of them they often think…plastic… uncomfortable…unattractive. Well, guess what! Times are changing and "vegan" shoes are some of the most fashionable (and eco-friendly) in the world – thanks to people like our guest, Elizabeth Olsen, founder and creative designer of Olsen Haus shoes. Her brand stands for cruelty-free and eco-luxury and is a leader in exposure and education regarding animal and environmental issues – all...
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Nov 30, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Join us and our fabulous guest, Priscilla Feral, President of Friends of Animals and author of two cookbooks including "The Best of Vegan Cooking" as we talk about all things vegan. The timing on this show is perfect! If you are looking for delightful ways to wow your guests at the holidays, this is it. Priscilla's recipes are delicious and beautiful. Please bring your questions, your taste buds, and your interest in learning more about being vegan. As an avid gardener and vegan cook,...
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Sep 28, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Harold Brown was born and raised on a cattle farm in Michigan, worked three years working in the dairy industry and has spent over half his life in agriculture. He is now an advocate for sustainable farming, social and environmental justice, animal rights and peace through non-violence. Harold is one of the characters in the new Tribe of Heart documentary, Peaceable Kingdom, The Journey Home (http://www.peaceablekingdomfilm.org/). Join us as we talk about how and why he made his amazing...
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For the past 23 years, Ginger's expertise has been as a Boston Fashion Stylist helping women make wardrobe and personal style choices they love (http://totalimageconsultants.com/vegan-fashion.shtml). So, what happens when you have a style expert who is also a vegan? You get the best of both worlds…fashion with compassion! Designers design what we'll buy, and as the interest and demand for vegan fashion is skyrocketing, let us help you understand how to do it with joy and ease – and make a...
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Jul 27, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, musician and the author of an amazing book, "The World Peace Diet." It is the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives. We first met Will when he did a reading from his book a few years ago. We were mesmerized. His philosophy was simple, direct, inspiring and...
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Jun 15, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Please join us as we talk with Lee Hall, VP of Legal Affairs at Friends of Animals, a non-profit founded in New York in 1957, about her new book On Their Own Terms. Lee is an attorney who’s been a vegan and animal advocate for more than 26 years. She is active in feral cat rescue, and has defended animals from White-tailed deer to tropical birds. With Priscilla Feral, Lee co-authored a popular cookbook called Dining With Friends (a fabulous cookbook we highly recommend). Lee wrote On Their...
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May 18, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Veganism is such a new (and foreign) concept to so many people that they often don't know where to begin – at least this is what we've experienced in talking to people along our journey. We often get questions about food, cooking, health, eating out, lifestyle, fashion and vegan beauty..and we love talking about all of it! Our goal is to support people, raise awareness, and eliminate animal suffering at the hands of humans. The good news is that it is all do-able and can open your life up to...
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Mar 23, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Our guest will be Suzanne Dragan, the nurse director of Food for Life, a free community outreach program of the Animal Protection League of New Jersey. Food for Life promotes the health, humane & environmental benefits of eating a plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains & legumes. A vegan of many years, Suzanne is a member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and is certified in Plant-based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, Cornell University....
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Feb 23, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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How many times have we heard the phrase, “It’s too hard to be a vegan”? Sadly, it’s more than we can count. Although support for a vegan lifestyle is growing, most people feel like they are doing it alone and that’s the part that makes it hard. We know what it’s like to feel like outsiders, labeled as radical and maybe a little nutty by friends and family. We also each took different routes on our way to being vegans so we can speak to many pitfalls (and how to avoid them) and...
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Feb 9, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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What do vegans eat? How do I get my protein? Calcium? How do I make greens taste better? These are a just a handful of questions that come up regularly around the topic of becoming a vegan. So, we thought it was about time we really focused on these questions and others (and any you want to ask on the spot!). To that end, we have invited Lisa Bouley who is incredibly knowledgeable about nutrition, health and owns an amazing vegan restaurant (soon to re-open under the name The Pulse Cafe) in the...
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Feb 9, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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In our very first radio show we will share our experience of becoming vegans (we both did it very differently!). Whether your already vegan, are moving in that direction (easily or you feel stuck), or had never thought about it before, this show will answer questions and give you fun food for thought, so to speak.
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Feb 9, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Do you know what it means to eat a raw vegan diet? Do you know what the health benefits are? Does it sound scary or foreign? What can you eat besides salad anyway? So many people (vegans included) are not familiar with the ins and outs of a raw vegan diet. We are going to demystify it with our guests Kristen Overlock and Anna Forkan, owners of www.Revitalive.com.
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Feb 9, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Join us and Nava Atlas as we talk about vegan cooking made easy! You won't want to miss this show because Nava will be giving away 2 cookbooks. Nava is the author and illustrator of many books on vegetarian cooking, most recently Vegan Express, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. She also produces visual books on family themes, humor, and women's issues. Her most recent, Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife, is a satiric look at contemporary marriage and motherhood, designed to resemble...
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Feb 9, 2010 Ginger and Marion
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Do you have questions you have always wanted to ask an animal communicator? If so, here is your opportunity to hear more from intuitive consultant, Danielle MacKinnon, and get the vegan connection as well. This will be an amazing, information-packed call. Danielle MacKinnon is an internationally renowned animal intuitive and intuitive consultant whose vision is to empower others to live their most fulfilling and enjoyable lives possible.